So I set out to find an alternative way of her turning on the light unassisted. After checking some parent sites & googling the topic I stumbled upon the "KidSwitch". It's a glow in the dark light switch extender that allows your toddler to turn on and off the light by themselves. The description said, "KidSwitch can be installed and used on any single, double, triple,or more toggle or decora style switch plate. (For decora switches, the adapter is required).
"KidSwitch" extends down 12" from the switch, allowing toddlers to safely reach and operate room lights."
I was SO excited that I had found something that would allow her to use the potty w/ out having to wait for help from someone else. However, that excitement soon fizzled out when I received the package in the mail, opened it & headed right to the bathroom to install it.
The "KidSwitch" is designed to go on a light switch which flips on and off vertically. However, the switch in our bathroom turns on and off horizontally. Sigh.. Imagine my disappointment.. Here I thought I found the answer only to be denied a solution.
Now what? I began to look for a place in the house where the "KidSwitch" would function properly and that my 2 yo would need to turn on/off the light. It had never crossed my mind this wouldn't work for what I needed it for. Since we have an older house, many of the switches in the house while flipping vertically on/off, are difficult to turn operate due to their age. After combing the house for just the right switch, which fit all the above criteria, we decided upon a bedroom light switch.